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Passover Retreat

Tuesday, April 7 – Friday, April 17, 2020

There’s nothing like celebrating the holiday of Pesach at Ramah Darom. Families from all over the globe gather together with us to create a marvelous extended family and community. Our all-inclusive holiday, in the North Georgia Mountains, has everything you need to celebrate a meaningful, fun and relaxing vacation with family and friends – new and old.

ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT!
To inquire about space availability or to join our waitlist, please email Rebecca Guttman, Guest Relations Coordinator.

About Passover Retreat

Enjoy a rare opportunity to spend time learning and exploring Jewish life, culture, texts and history with a diverse mix of distinguished scholars, leaders, and thinkers. Our communal Seders are led by engaging, scholarly rabbinical leaders. You may also choose the communal seder or your own semiprivate Seder with space reserved just for your group. Throughout the week there hundreds of programs, trips, activities and lectures to choose from. Year after year, our Passover family comes back for this extraordinary, unique family retreat.

First-half, Second-half and full vacations available. 

First Half: April 7-12, 2020
Second Half: April 12-17, 2020
Full Retreat: April 7-17, 2020

Check out lasts year’s Passover Schedule Guide and photos.

View and Download 2020 Rates.

LIMITED SPACE!
To inquire about space availability or to join our waitlist, please email Rebecca Guttman, Guest Relations Coordinator.

Highlighted Artists & Educators
Eliana Light
Through meaningful music, powerful prayer, excellent education, and creative consulting, Eliana works with Jewish communities worldwide to unlock the wonders of our sacred heritage. She is the author of Hebrew in Harmony, a curriculum published by Behrman House that teaches prayer and Hebrew through music, and the founder and director of the G!D Project, an educational initiative focused on accessible, meaningful conversations about G!D and spirituality through ritual, text, and creative expression. Eliana received her Masters in Jewish Experiential Education from the Davidson School at JTS in 2016 and is based in Durham, NC. Learn more Eliana at www.elianalight.com.

More Artists & Educators Coming Soon!

Housing Descriptions

Our cabins are modern, spacious and feature hardwood floors with a screened-in porch and bathroom(s) for each cabin. Each cabin has both an open area with dorm-style bunk beds and a private room with twin beds.

We offer deluxe, single family, and multi-family cabins.

Deluxe Cabin
There are 4 deluxe cabins available within our newest cabin building on the mountainside of our campus. Each cabin is and fully ADA accessible with 1 private room, 1 main room with 4 bunk beds and a private bathroom area with walk-in shower(s). These cabins are available for parties of 2 adults and 1 child or more.

Single Family Cabin
These cabins are separated by a sliding wall and are available on the lakeside, 1 private room, 1 main room with 4 bunk beds, and a private bathroom area with walk-in showers per cabin. These cabins are available for parties of 2 adults and 1 child or more.

Multi-Family Cabin
These discounted cabins are ideal for extended families or friends coming together to Pesach. 2 private rooms, 1 main room with 8 bunk beds, and a shared bathroom area with walk-in showers per cabin. There are 2-4 cabins per building. Cabins are available for parties of 4 adults and 2 children or more. If you have fewer than 4 adults in your party you may reserve this housing type and we will pair you in a cabin with another reservation.

See all housing options above to the right of “cabins”.

** Please contact us for a discounted “Family Reunion” rate if you are an extended family of 3 or more families in one Multi-Family cabin.

Comfortable, private rooms, each with 2 queen or full beds, table & chairs, bureau, and private bathtub shower with standard amenities. We have 2 standard hotels, Marcus Lodge (ML) and Mountainside Hotel (MSH), both located on the mountainside. Families of up to 4 people will be housed in one hotel room with 2 queen beds. If a family of 5 or more paying guests would like an adjacent room for their children, each parent will be charged at a Single Adult Occupancy rate.

Bright, oversized rooms with relaxing, communal lobby and upgraded amenities. Rooms feature 1 king or 2 queen beds, table & chairs, bureau and private bath (some walk-in, most are deluxe size bathtub showers). These sell out fast! We have 2 deluxe hotels, The Welcome Center (WC) and Lakeside Hotel (LS). Those with physical disabilities and mobility issues will be given priority in the Welcome Center. Each room is priced per adult occupancy. Families of up to 4 people will be housed in one hotel room with 2 queen beds. If a family of 5 or more paying guests would like an adjacent room for their children, each parent will be charged at a Single Adult Occupancy rate.

Our newest studio-style houses with a kitchenette, private patio, bathroom with walk-in shower, and king-sized bed. Four 1-bedroom cottages are available, and there is one 2-bedroom cottage available. The 2-bedroom can be reserved as either two single adult rooms, one single and one double adult, or two double adults.bed.

Rates & Payment Information

Guest stays are sold for full and half stays. Guests are welcome to come and go on the dates that serve them best, but we are unable to prorate registration for any unused dates within the reservation time.

Download more information and the 2020 Rates.

  • Early bird rates only apply to guests who have been registered during the early bird period, which ends June 10, 2019. Any guests added to a reservation after the end of early bird will be charged at the regular rate.
  • All registration payments made by December 15, 2019 will not incur any credit card fees. Any credit card payments made after December 15, 2019 will incur a 2.5% fee.

To pay by check: Please pay to the order of Ramah Darom, write “Passover 2019” in the memo section, and mail to Ramah Darom, attention Deanne Brown, 6400 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 215, Atlanta, GA 30339

Payment Schedule & Cancellations:

  • Deposit of $500 per adult is required at reservation
  • December 15 – 50% of total registration fee due
  • February 1 – 100% of total registration fee due
  • Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellation refunds will be honored on the following schedule:
    • Cancellations up to July 31, 2019: Full refund minus $100 administrative fee
    • Cancellations from August 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019: Full refund minus $500 per adult
    • December 16, 2019 – February 1, 2020: 50% of total registration fee is non- refundable
    • Cancellations after February 1, 2020: No refunds
  • Reservations can only be guaranteed if payments are received by the deadlines above

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for your deposit and reservation in case of changed plans or unanticipated cancellations to receive a refund for deposits or reservations after any cancellation policy dates. We are happy to assist all guests in procuring trip protection/travel insurance.

Airport Shuttles

SHUTTLE FROM AIRPORT TO RAMAH DAROM:

Day Time
Tue. April 7 3:00pm
Tue. April 7 7:00pm
Wed. April 8 1:00pm
Sun. April 12 (Start of 2nd Half) 3:00pm

 

SHUTTLE FROM RAMAH DAROM TO AIRPORT:

Day Time
Sun. April 12 (End of 1st Half) 9:00am
Thu. April 16 9:30pm
Fri. April 17 7:00am
Fri. April 17 8:30am
Policies

Immunization Policy

Ramah Darom requires that all guests and visitors, including children of all ages, follow the vaccination requirements recommended by the Center for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Note that not all states have the same requirements, but ALL vaccinations recommended by the ACIP are required at Ramah Darom Retreats.

Guests attending a Ramah Darom Retreat must provide confirmation that they have read the immunization policy and are up-to-date on all required vaccinations. Retreat registration forms will ask guests to certify that they, and all members of their immediate family attending a Retreat, meet all immunization requirements. We will not require guests to submit their medical records except in exceptional circumstances.

Staff Gratuities

Staff gratuities are intended as supplemental compensation for our hard-working part-time seasonal staff (waiters, kitchen staff, housekeeping, shuttle drivers, etc.), all of whom work long hours at hourly rates. Your final Passover invoice will include a line item for staff gratuities in the amount of 2.5% of your reservation total. This is a minimum guarantee, but guests are always welcome to leave additional gratuities.

Pet Policy

Please note that NO pets of any kind may join you for your stay onsite, for any length of time.

 

ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT!
To inquire about space availability or to join our waitlist, please email Rebecca Guttman, Guest Relations Coordinator.

Contact

Emily Kaiman, Retreat Center Program Coordinator
Phone: (404) 531-0801 Ext. 9221
Emailekaiman@ramahdarom.org

Driving Directions

Check out this video “Moadim L’Simcha (Joyous Holiday)” created at a Passover Retreat